The Netherlands has become the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) international partner to communicate using the Lockheed Martin-produced satellite system. During July testing, for the first time three nations used the system simultaneously as The Netherlands connected to U.S., Canadian and domestic terminals.
Raytheon UK has taken its first order for a pre-production MiniGAS, the latest in GPS Anti-Jam technology, designed and manufactured by the company in the U.K. This contract, awarded by an undisclosed customer, requires Raytheon UK to produce demonstrator units for customer evaluation.
Rohde & Schwarz UK Ltd. has been down selected after a 12 month competition process run by BAE Systems to be the preferred partner for the design phase of the integrated communications system for the future Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced a series of enhancements to its popular MTR Series of 30 watt, high reliability dc-dc converters. According to Ed Fuhr, vice president of power solutions, “the MTR Series was enhanced to provide broader compliance to industry standards and in support of more application requirements of its global users.”
Silvus Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract under DARPA STO’s 100 Gb/s RF Backbone (100G) program. The total dollar value of this 20 month Phase I contract is approximately $3.7 M. As a final deliverable of this Phase I contract Silvus is to demonstrate a MIMO system capable of multiplexing 8 independent streams each carrying 1 Gbps data over a line of sight wireless range above 50 km.
Exelis has unveiled a system to allow continued communications in a heavily jammed battlefield environment. The small, lightweight Integrated Protection and Transmission System (iProTxS) can be quickly integrated with existing radios and electronic countermeasure (ECM) equipment on both mounted and dismounted platforms.
FIRST RF Corp. announced that it has been awarded 12 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contracts from the DoD 13.1 competition. The company earned ten Air Force and two Navy SBIR phase 1 projects.
Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced a significant advancement in rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) SATCOM capabilities by successfully demonstrating data throughputs of up to 10 Mbps through rotor blades and over geostationary satellites to a remote HUB.